Tiger: Distance & Putting

Tiger: Distance & Putting

Post by Dane Arthur Ell » Tue, 15 Apr 1997 04:00:00


Has Tiger proven he is an exeption to the rule: Putting is more
important than driving distance. Tiger played the par fives as
though they were par fours. The margin of his win was to a large
degree a result of his length.

D.E.

 
 
 

Tiger: Distance & Putting

Post by David Lavil » Tue, 15 Apr 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>Has Tiger proven he is an exeption to the rule: Putting is more
>important than driving distance. Tiger played the par fives as
>though they were par fours. The margin of his win was to a large
>degree a result of his length.

I think his length played an important roll in his success at Augusta.
When others were hitting mid irons into the greens he was hitting
short irons with more control and stopping power allowing him to get
closer to the pins.  You have to also take into consideration he is an
excellent putter,  an imperative on those slick greens.

David
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http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/3580/

 
 
 

Tiger: Distance & Putting

Post by John C. Mischk » Tue, 15 Apr 1997 04:00:00

Holy shit, Dave!!

Compliments for Tiger .. from you?

Glad to see you're coming around. Just don't be afraid to start liking the
guy. He's one in a million.

Regards.

Quote:



> >Has Tiger proven he is an exeption to the rule: Putting is more
> >important than driving distance. Tiger played the par fives as
> >though they were par fours. The margin of his win was to a large
> >degree a result of his length.

> I think his length played an important roll in his success at Augusta.
> When others were hitting mid irons into the greens he was hitting
> short irons with more control and stopping power allowing him to get
> closer to the pins.  You have to also take into consideration he is an
> excellent putter,  an imperative on those slick greens.

> David
> Golf Homepage
> http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/3580/


 
 
 

Tiger: Distance & Putting

Post by EDDI » Tue, 15 Apr 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

> Has Tiger proven he is an exeption to the rule: Putting is more
> important than driving distance. Tiger played the par fives as
> though they were par fours. The margin of his win was to a large
> degree a result of his length.

> D.E.

        He also did not 3 putt the entire tournament. That kid ain't human.
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Regards,
Ed Medlin

 
 
 

Tiger: Distance & Putting

Post by Mark W. Mapl » Tue, 15 Apr 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
> Has Tiger proven he is an exeption to the rule: Putting is more
> important than driving distance. Tiger played the par fives as
> though they were par fours. The margin of his win was to a large
> degree a result of his length.

I agree that Tiger's distance gives him a great advantage at
Augusta, but the fact that he didn't have a single three-putt
all week is amazing.  Granted, he could have had a few and
still won by several strokes.  He also made some terrific recoveries
when his driver let him down.  Like Tiger said, that was probably
the first time that he had his "A" game for 63 holes of a tournament.

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Tiger: Distance & Putting

Post by acssys.. » Tue, 15 Apr 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
> Has Tiger proven he is an exeption to the rule: Putting is more
> important than driving distance. Tiger played the par fives as
> though they were par fours. The margin of his win was to a large
> degree a result of his length.

Weren't you watching when he sank all those testy 3-6 footers for par
saves. He putted lights out. May his length contributed to his good
putting as he was usually in better position to attack than many of the
other players. But, how many times (if any) did he 3 put?


 
 
 

Tiger: Distance & Putting

Post by rich bednarsk » Tue, 15 Apr 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
> Has Tiger proven he is an exeption to the rule: Putting is more
> important than driving distance. Tiger played the par fives as
> though they were par fours. The margin of his win was to a large
> degree a result of his length.

I think you are oversimplifying.  Daly's long and he never did anything
at Augusta.  Length was important, but Tiger had a lot more than that.
Consider this, Tiger never had a 3-putt.  Consider this:  he tied for
first in hitting greens in regulation, yet finished 13th in putting.
Guys lead in putting who don't hit a lot of greens and consequently get
a lot of chips, leading to one-putts.  These are the things which, in
addition to his length, led to this historic result.

rb

 
 
 

Tiger: Distance & Putting

Post by Dane Arthur Ell » Wed, 16 Apr 1997 04:00:00

Has Tiger proven he is an exception to the rule: Putting is more
important than driving distance. Tiger played the par fives as
though they were par fours. The margin of his win was to a large
degree a result of his length.

D.E.

 
 
 

Tiger: Distance & Putting

Post by Dave Tutelm » Wed, 16 Apr 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>Consider this, Tiger never had a 3-putt.  Consider this:  he tied for
>first in hitting greens in regulation, yet finished 13th in putting.
>Guys lead in putting who don't hit a lot of greens and consequently get
>a lot of chips, leading to one-putts.

I think not.  In determining the putting stats, they only count holes where
the green was hit in regulation.  If you miss the green and chip, the
resulting one-putt never shows up in your stats.

Quote:
>> Tiger played the par fives as though they were par fours.

Which brings us to an interesting question:
        What does it mean to say "Tiger hit a green in regulation"?
New definition just for him?
:-)}

Cheers!
Dave

 
 
 

Tiger: Distance & Putting

Post by Jim Prest » Fri, 18 Apr 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>> Has Tiger proven he is an exeption to the rule: Putting is more
>> important than driving distance. Tiger played the par fives as
>> though they were par fours. The margin of his win was to a large
>> degree a result of his length.

>I think you are oversimplifying.  Daly's long and he never did anything
>at Augusta.  Length was important, but Tiger had a lot more than that.
>Consider this, Tiger never had a 3-putt.  Consider this:  he tied for
>first in hitting greens in regulation, yet finished 13th in putting.
>Guys lead in putting who don't hit a lot of greens and consequently get
>a lot of chips, leading to one-putts.  These are the things which, in
>addition to his length, led to this historic result.

>rb

Not quite accurate.  Putting stats are only compiled on Greens hit in Regulation.
But I do agree... Tiger had a TOTAL package for the last 63 holes.

JIM

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